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This week, the University Commons laundry room reopened after a fire broke out late last semester. Staff videographer Kalel Akins reported on the event and interviewed a student about their opinions on the re-opening.

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On Tuesday night, students sat patiently in Elmore Theater to hear the Student Government Assoc. highlight important notes and updates regarding campus life. Continue reading to see the upcoming events and news of the semester.

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On Thursday night, student leaders belonging to the 69 active on-campus organizations amassed in the Student Union Ballroom to hear the Student Government Association's Executive Board highlight important notes for the upcoming Spring semester. Takeaways from the meeting are outlined below.

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Last Tuesday, Jan. 10, Savannah State University’s Student Government Association kicked off the Spring semester with the highly anticipated “Live Tuesday” event in the Student Union Atrium at 8 p.m. This event was a surely warm welcome for students, as many have just returned to campus from…

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Tis the season! Savannah State University held its annual Lighting of the Holiday Tree creating a wonderful tradition for its students, faculty and staff. President Kimberly Ballard-Washington held a beautiful ceremony starting off with holiday carols sung by non-other than the members of th…

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 The 85th Miss Savannah State University, Maddison Reliford, hosted a mental health awareness event for ladies only with the award-winning speaker, Lecia Rives. The event took place in the King Frazier Ballroom on Thursday, November 10th. The mission of the event was to help the women on cam…

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On November 16, 2022 Lethal Allure Nation modeling organization hosted a show celebrating their eleventh year being on Savannah State University’s campus. The show was called Grand Theft Auto LA.

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“Being tired is not an excuse” according to the Elite Army Dance Troupe. A new dance team was founded at Savannah State University by Richard Robins, a current Junior, on September 22, 2022. There are many dance teams available for students on campus, but this organization’s goal is to insti…

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Savannah State has many organizations available for their students. Many of them are empowering organizations for women that hold their own individual missions. HerCampus at Savannah is one of the many empowering organizations here on campus. Their mission is to embrace creativity and empowe…

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The Savannah State Kennedy Fine Arts program constructed a monumental showcase for the beacon of the Fine Arts program. On Sunday, Oct. 16, the exhibition was held for none other than the former Director of the SSU Art program Philip J. Hampton.

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Savannah State University’s study abroad program hosts a trip out of the country each year and goes to places such as Aruba, Ghana, Japan, Barbados, Peru, Guyana and more. The next trip will be hosted by Dr. Irina Tedrick on May 13th-27th of next year to travel to Costa Rica.

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According to the CDC, breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women in the United States. One in eight women will get breast cancer in their life.

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This year Homecoming week has been packed with festivities for not just Savannah State students but also for Savannah residents to enjoy. The entertainment ranged from step shows, food trucks, concerts and even a parade held in none other than Alexis Circle to name a few.

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Even though we are about to face some strange weather, we can still look forward to this Monday because that is when Homecoming events will begin to take place. The theme for Homecoming 2022, which takes place from October 2–9, is Roaring Loud. Yes, homecoming is next week, which is surprisi…

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Savannah State University officials have announced a closing of the campus through the remainder of the week due to the incoming hurricane. For Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday Sept. 30, all classes will be conducted in an asynchronous format and will resume in-person on Monday, Oct. 3. Campus …

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Campus Activities Board hosted the 1st Up-Top Friday of the month on Sept. 9, 2022, in the King Frazier Atrium. Up-Top Friday is a traditional party held either in Alexis Circle or King Frazier on Fridays, but there is not always an organization fair which is what made this one different.

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The start of the fall semester is going great as the Class of 2026 participates in their first “Mister and Miss Freshman Showcase”. Many students gathered Wednesday Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom to cheer on the five contestants that ran for their desired position for the Mi…

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As life on campus begins to start back up and come back to life, the main question now on everyone’s mind is: Where is my refund? Well, they're on their way!

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Campus life appears to be shaping up for many returning students as well as incoming freshman and transfers. The first week of school was filled with multiple academic and entertaining events for students, organizations, and faculty members. As undergraduates and graduates continue to get se…

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Orange Crush is an event during Spring Break that everyone looks forward to the most. It is mostly known for a week of partying, having fun and reliving some of the stress that school has put on their students.

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Desmond Stowe is the man with a plan at Savannah State University. He organizes events for students to do on campus. As the director of student life, him and his team keep students busy with events and activities.

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The Delta Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated (DST) at Savannah State University held a probate Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 7:13 p.m. at T.A. Wright Stadium.

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Honors Day convocation was held on the lawn of the Kennedy Fine Arts Center, Thursday April 14 at 9:30 a.m.Extraordinary students from the Savannah State university’s (SSU) four colleges – College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Sciences and Technology and Colleg…

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There are a multitude of student organizations at Savannah State University (SSU). The SSU Wesleyan Gospel Choir is one of the most profound organizations on campus. This year the choir celebrated 47 years of service and existence on Sunday, April 3, 2022 in the Student Union Ballroom. Antwa…

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Dr. Gabriel Arnold, the band director of the Powerhouse of the South at Savannah State University, has quickly achieved one of his goals as a band director leading the band to place in the Top 10 Division II for HBCU bands.  

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Ukraine, a country located in Eastern Europe governed by President Volodymyr Zelensky recently has been invaded by Russia. On February 24, 2022, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin instructed his soldiers to go into the country of Ukraine and take it by force.  

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An HBCU prides itself on the traditions and accomplishments it provides for the students and the community. Savannah State University is filled with many opportunities for students to succeed in their prospective careers post-graduation. The department of Journalism and Mass Communications h…

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SAVANNAH— More than a dozen historically Black colleges and universities around the country received bomb threats last week on the eve and first day of Black History Month. Although no devices were found at any of the schools involved, this is still extremely concerning to everyone affected,…

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At Savannah State University, we know Richard R. Wright to be our first university president and we take pride in celebrating National Freedom Day because of this. Tuesday, February 1, at 1 p.m. the annual National Freedom Day Ceremony was held on the lawn of Wright Hall in front of the Rich…

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Everyone knows that every year in February, there are numerous events nationwide and worldwide that give recognition to African American leaders. In Savannah, Georgia there are a variety of events that the Savannah Black Heritage Festival hosts. These events last all month from February1st t…

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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted lives at Savannah State University including the general public in Savannah, Georgia. In early 2020, there was a mandatory lockdown which has now be lifted. 

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SAVANNAH – Last weekend the Black community/ United States celebrated American Baptist minister and civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., on Saturday, January 15, 2022 for his birthday and on Monday, January 17, 2022 to be recognized nationally as a federal holiday. Martin Luther King…

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The Lady Tigers of Savannah State have gotten off to a hot start this season. The women are 5-0 with wins over Morris College (121-48), College of Coastal Georgia (96-70), Georgia College (53-44), Claflin University (77-43), and at Lane College (66-58). 

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When the time comes for students to take the next chapter of their life. It's not just about the cap and gown, degree, and leaving behind the few years of your life you experienced. It's about becoming the best you and being successful in whatever career you decided to choose and work endles…

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Former Savannah state student, Jamal Hendrix, has been expanding his wings since he graduated from Savannah State University in 2019.Majority of the time once you graduate people forget about you, but no now can forget about Jamal Hendrix. He has been working very hard on his craft. He gradu…

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According to the national institute of mental health, nearly 51.1 million people have some form of mental illness or suffer from similar issues of moderate to severe mental conditions. Did you know there are two main types of mental illnesses and associations of other health factors connecte…

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It’s probate season! On Saturday, November 14th, 2021 at 7:14 pm the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Gamma Zeta chapter introduced their fall 2021 initiates to the student body. The New member presentation took place at the gazebo on the Savannah State campus.